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78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P.

Newest uploads! Auto-78-twitter.  Through the Great 78 Project the Internet Archive has begun to digitize 78rpm discs for preservation, research, and discovery with the help of George Blood, L.P.. 78s were mostly made from shellac, i.e., beetle resin, and were the brittle predecessors to the LP (microgroove) era.   @great78project for uploads as they happen.
Turntable used for 78rpm digitization of four simultaneous recordings with different needles.

The digitization project currently focuses on discs that are less likely to be commercially available--or available at all in digital form--particularly focusing on underrepresented artists and genres. Digitization will make this less commonly available music accessible to researchers in a format where it can be manipulated and studied without harming the physical artifacts. We have preserved the often very prominent surface noise and imperfections and included files generated by different sizes and shapes of stylus to facilitate different kinds of analysis.

There’s no way to predict if the digital versions of these 78s will outlast the physical items, so we are preserving both to ensure the survival of these cultural materials for future generations to study and enjoy.

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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Neal Hefti And Frances Wayne; Frances Wayne; Hank Williams
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Performer: Neal Hefti And Frances Wayne; Frances Wayne Writer: Hank Williams Orchestra; Fox Trot; Vocal. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5mil truncated eliptical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the...
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Topics: 78rpm, Swing
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Eileen Barton; The Mardi Gras Loungers; Guy Manning; Robert Mellin
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Performer: Eileen Barton; The Mardi Gras Loungers Writer: Guy Manning; Robert Mellin Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5mil truncated eliptical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly...
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Topics: 78rpm, Swing
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Les Brown And His Band Of Renown; Ned Lehak; Ed Eliscu
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Performer: Les Brown And His Band Of Renown Writer: Ned Lehak; Ed Eliscu Instrumental Fox Trot. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5mil truncated eliptical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Swing
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Les Brown And His Band Of Renown; Lucy Ann Polk And The Mellomen; Charles Carpenter; Jimmie Woode; Henri Woode
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Performer: Les Brown And His Band Of Renown; Lucy Ann Polk And The Mellomen Writer: Charles Carpenter; Jimmie Woode; Henri Woode Fox Trot; Vocal. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5mil truncated eliptical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Swing
Source: 78
78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P.
by Les Brown And His Band Of Renown; Gus Kahn; Irving Berlin; Walter Donaldson
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Performer: Les Brown And His Band Of Renown Writer: Walter Donaldson; Gus Kahn; Irving Berlin Instrumental Fox Trot. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer these records. They are 3.5mil truncated eliptical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Swing, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Eileen Barton; The Mardi Gras Loungers; Rudolph Toombs
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Performer: Eileen Barton; The Mardi Gras Loungers Writer: Rudolph Toombs Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5mil truncated eliptical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Swing
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Les Brown And His Band Of Renown; Martha Tilton; Bobby Sherwood; Bob Hilliard
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Performer: Les Brown And His Band Of Renown; Martha Tilton Writer: Bobby Sherwood; Bob Hilliard Fox Trot Vocal. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5mil truncated eliptical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Swing
Source: 78